The Push Pier Systems
Push Piers are made of steel and are driven deep into the soil beneath a foundation to solve settlement problems.
Push piers can be installed inside or outside your foundation walls and are not visible once the repair is complete.
- Year-Round Installation
- Warrantied for 25 Years
- Galvanized Steel Design Available
- Below-Grade Solution — Not Visible After Completed Installation
- Piers Reach Greater Depths Than Any Other Repair Option
- Provides Opportunity to Attempt To Lift Foundation Back To Original Position
In many scenarios, push piers not only stop settlement but lift the foundation back to its original position, closing cracks and improving window and door operation.
Our push pier system is the permanent solution you need! Call us for a free push pier installation quote today!
We serve Grand Junction, Montrose, Delta, Aspen, Glenwood Springs, and many nearby areas in Colorado.
How Foundation Push Pier Systems Work
To install a push pier system, soil is first removed to expose the foundation footing where the pier will be driven. A heavy-duty steel bracket is then installed below the footing.
Next, rugged, interlocking steel pier sections are hydraulically driven through the bracket until bedrock or stable soil is reached. The weight of the home is then transferred through the piers to this load-bearing soil.
Once this has been completed, your foundation contractors may attempt to lift the foundation, elevating the settled foundation back to its original position.
Once the homeowner and installing contractor are satisfied with the stabilization or amount of lift, the soil can be backfilled. The structure is now permanently stabilized in its new position.
Our Push Pier System
As with any family of products, there are good, better and best. When you’re talking about investing in your home’s structural stability, it’s a good idea to go with the best.
Along with their corrosion-resistant design that includes galvanized steel and a 25-year warranty, the Push Pier System also includes a patent-pending external sleeve.
This external sleeve is designed to strengthen the push pier directly below the foundation bracket, which is the most critical location for added structural support.
This external sleeve will strengthen the push pier and prevent the kinking, buckling, and rotation that is commonly seen with other push pier systems.
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Installing Our Foundation Push Pier System
Our warrantied solution can be installed on your foundation in four simple steps:
Preparing The Foundation Footing
For an outside installation, the soil around your foundation must be excavated so that the footing is exposed. For an inside installation, a section of your slab floor will need to be removed to expose the footing. The slab will be restored after the installation.
A section of the footing will be prepared for each foundation pier so that the pier is supporting the wall directly, and not simply lifting the section of the footing that extends beyond the walls. This makes for the strongest installation.
Securing The Foundation Bracket
A steel bracket is secured to the foundation footing at each pier location.
With push piers, the foundation bracket is installed before the piers are driven into the earth. This allows the push pier to take advantage of your home’s structure, stabilizing the pier as it is advanced deep below your foundation to competent soils.
Each of our pier systems includes a 25-year warranty against manufacturer’s defects, as well as our in-house performance warranty.
Installing Steel Piers
The hollow steel piers are installed in sections, or extensions, that are connected to each other. One at a time, each extension is driven down through the bracket until strong supporting soils or bedrock are reached.
These steel piers are the strongest component of our foundation pier system, and are responsible for transferring the weight of your structure to competent load-bearing soil. Our foundation piers are available with a galvanized steel design. These piers are corrosion-resistant, for long-lasting durability.
Stabilizing And Restoring The Foundation
Once all foundation piers have been installed, the settlement of your foundation will be permanently halted.
At this time, our foundation contractors will determine if the foundation should remain at its stabilized location or be lifted back to its original position. Following this final stabilization, slabs are repaired and soil is replaced to totally hide the repair.
The push pier system is engineered to handle the heaviest structural loads. As the weight bears down on the foundation bracket, the bracket exerts great pressure on the pier directly beneath the bracket.
This is the most critical point of stress on a foundation push pier system, where extra strength in the pier helps the most. Our push pier system includes a steel sleeve that extends from the bottom of the bracket, reinforcing the pier at this critical point.
When To Use Foundation Push Piers
Because push piers are driven all the way to bedrock or a stable soil layer, they are often the least risky solution when local soil conditions are unknown. If your goals are as follows, then push piers are the option for you:
- You need the best opportunity to lift your home back to its original position.
- You’d like minimal disturbance during installation.
- You’re looking for a fast, effective installation.
- Restoring your property value is a priority.
However, if you’re installing foundation piers on lighter structures such as stoops or decks, a solution such as a helical pier might be more effective than a push pier. This is because the structure may not be heavy enough to drive the push piers to sufficient depth to support your structure.
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Are You Looking For Local Foundation Contractors In Colorado?
At Foundation Repair of Western Colorado our team of in-house foundation experts has warrantied solutions for structural issues related to settling foundations of all types. Our foundation push pier systems include a 25-year warranty against manufacturing defects, as well as our own performance warranty.
If you would like a free foundation push pier installation quote, we’re ready to help you! Call or e-mail us today to schedule an on-site consultation and written quote!
We’re proud to serve Grand Junction, Montrose, Delta, Aspen, Glenwood Springs, and many other parts of Colorado.
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